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Last Published: 7/13/2012 10:46:20 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - JOHN SHARP, JERMAINE REED, MICHAEL BROOKS, SCOTT TAYLOR
 

120291
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Supporting and encouraging the school districts located entirely or partly within the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri to develop policies that favor the use of in-school suspensions for non-violent student misbehavior as an alternative to out-of-school suspensions and encouraging and supporting the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department’s efforts to collaborate with school districts to develop plans for truancy prevention and enforcement.


PUBLIC SAFETY & EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Councilman Scott Wagner testified before the committee with regard to proposing in-school suspensions within the schools inside of Kansas City, Mo., as opposed to out-of-school suspensions for certain behavioral problems. The in-school suspension keeps the student in the school where they still have the potential to learn and have access to class assignments. The environment is safer than having a student being left alone or wandering the streets during the day. It also saves the schools money to have a student present versus being considered absent from school. Councilman Wagner invited members of the committee to attend the Neighborhood and Healthy Communities meeting at noon to hear a presentation being made by the Kansas City Board of Education regarding their accreditation issue.
Ayes: 4 - Sharp, Reed, Brooks, Taylor
Nays: 0
 
 1. North Patrol Update, Major Bryon Price. Major Price presented information on the criminal activity in the northland, particularly down the I-29 corridor. He explained that the major area of crime in the northland is automobile related incidents. Break-ins at hotels/motels, shopping centers and apartment complexes are approximately 19% of the crimes committed in the northland. He gave some simple tips citizens could take to reduce the possibility of a break-in. Keeping valuables out of sight or locked in your car trunk or leaving the items at home, if possible, would reduce the chance of a break-in. Most of the break-ins are a result of busting a window and grabbing items in full sight rather than popping a trunk to get at an item. Councilman Sharp thanked Major Price and all of the other police officers that had come before the committee with updates.
 
 2. There may be a general discussion regarding current Public Safety & Emergency Services issues. None
 
 3. Pursuant to the following subsections 610.021 of the Revised Statues of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: Legal matters, litigation or privileged communication with attorneys, pursuant subsection 1; Real Estate, pursuant to subsection 2; Personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 & 13; Sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12 No closed session.
 
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